MINISTRIES & ORGANIZATIONS
Building a Family of Faith in Jesus Christ
through Catholic Worship, Education & Charity
Students in grades 5 and up are trained to assist the priest during Mass, weddings, funerals and other liturgical services. Serving at the altar gives young people an opportunity to become involved in sacred liturgy, serve the parish and consider religious vocations.
Contact: Fr. Brian Izzo
Altar Society & Church Care
The Altar Society is a group of dedicated parishioners who assist in the care of the altar linens and albs and beautify the sanctuary area. Church care work to keep the church clean and beautiful.
Altar Society: Anne Chillemi
Church Care: Monica Grzeczkowski
Men and women who assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass
as well as to our parish members who
are home bound. In addition, prayer services are conducted at nursing homes within the parish. Training provided.
Contact: Joanne Hinkle
The music ministry includes the adult and youth choirs, guitar group, cantors and organists. Music ministers support the congregation in song during worship, thereby opening up to the Church's rich musical heritage.
Music Director: Ralph Purri
Children's Choir: Denise Rose
Lectors are lay volunteers who proclaim the Liturgy of the Word and the Prayer of the Faithful during the Mass. Two Lectors are needed for each Mass. Lectors play a vital role in the celebration of the Liturgy.
Assist with Masses & Church Services.
Contact: Joe Boyle
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
A lay ministry whereby each of us, as scheduled adorers, spends a quiet holy hour in prayer. Eucharistic presence weekly. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Jesus is never left alone, and the chapel is always open for anyone to visit Him.
Contact: Shelly Zeller
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children in K to 2nd are welcome to attend CLOW during the 9:30 AM Mass each week. Seasoned and new parents are urged to share the Gospel with our children in the chapel during the Gospel reading. Minimal commitment and training is offered.
Contact: Courtney Saleski
Little Church School
A class for children ages 3 to 5 years old, teaches about Jesus through stories, songs, games, crafts, and prayer. It is held in the Gathering Room each Sunday during school year during the 9:30 AM Mass. Volunteers are welcome. Registration is required. For more:
Contact: Anne Fenerty
Marriage Encounter is designed to
give married couples the opportunity
to examine their lives together. The emphasis of Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and tensions of everyday life to concentrate on each other.
Contact: Dennis & Lorraine Kinslow
Marriage Prep (Pre-Cana)
A Pre-Cana team, composed of couples married for at least five years, presents a series of talks to engaged couples on a Saturday in the spring. It covers the areas
of communication, intimacy, adjustments, customs and traditions and spirituality.
The engaged couples receive a certificate, which is required by the Archdiocese in order to be married.
Contact: Marriage Prep
Moms in Prayer International
We come together as Moms and women
in Christ to glorify God as we pray for our children and glorify all that it is to be a woman of faith. Even if you have never prayed in a group before, or thought about praying in this type of setting, or it scares you silly to think about joining such a group—COME! We meet twice monthly. We use the Moms in Prayer format found at momsinprayer.org
Contact: Nicky Verna
Society St. Vincent dePaul
We provide food, shelter and other assistance to our area neighbors who are facing an unexpected crisis. We do this through the generosity of our parishioners and benefactors. We meet with people in the dignity of their own homes, where we listen to them, pray together and show them love and respect. Learn more at:
Contact: Paul Feuerstein
Parish Religious Education Program
Our goal is to help your child to reach Jesus: to know that they are loved and valued by Christ. Religious education classes are provided for our youth with emphasis on love of God, community, and our Catholic heritage. Classes are held Wednesday afternoon, September to May. Registration is required each Fall.
For More, Visit: PREP Home
RCIA • Adult Faith Formation
Interested in becoming a Catholic?
RCIA is a Rite, which welcomes both children and adults seeking deeper understanding and/or full communion into the Roman Catholic faith. The main purpose is to assist prospective Catholics in their journey to become active members of the church community.
Contact: Deacon Peter
Legion of Mary
We meet each Sunday at 11 AM in the Gathering Room. We pray and work to serve the underserved. We offer prision visits, provide group pray through the Rosary, visit hospitals and offer our ‘Home to Home’ program featuring our traveling Blessed Mother statue. Come and be part of our All are welcome anytime!
For More, Visit: James Fawcett
A group of lay volunteers that minister to the homebound, sick, elderly, bereaved, nursing home, and emotionally suffering parish family members. Our volunteers visit and offer comfort in the form of kindness, prayer and the Eucharist. To volunteer or report a parishioner in need:
Contact: Anita Morro, RN
For More, Visit: Healing Ministry
Helping Other People Everyday (HOPE) is a ministry that works along side our SMM Healing Ministry. We bring meals to any parishioners experiencing difficult times. We encourage every parishioner to volunteer to be part of a HOPE meal team and help out about every 10 weeks.
Contact: Kelly Hassey
SMM Food Pantry
One simple way to make a big difference! Our collection of non-perishable food and cleaning items is a year round ministry for area families in need. The items donated are collected in church's Narthex. Simply drop items in the bins. Volunteers are always welcomed.
Contact: Sue Fromhold
Catholic Youth Organization
A comprehensive youth ministry program which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, religious, teachers and adult leaders to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic faith.
For More, Visit: CYO Ministry
Social Club (Seniors Group)
The St. Mary Magdalen Social Club holds meetings monthly. Our group provides social interaction for men and women in our parish who are at least 55 years of age. They sponsor trips and programs of interest to seniors, but all are welcome. See current SMM Bulletin for trips, events and meetings.
Contact: Paul Berenato
Believing that we are responsible to each other as members of one family, our mission is to find and care for the poor for those with no family. SMM volunteers help Bethesda Project provides shelter, food, and housing to chronically homeless men and women. We make casserole for the men at Connolly House each week.
Contact: Joanne Hinkle
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is an organization of men dedicated to service for the Church and Society. The St. Mary Magdalen Council (#14982) was formed on March 12, 2010. The Knights have four core principals: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Visit: smmknights.org
Contact: James Ward
Interfaith Hospitality Network
The Mission of DCIHN is to provide children and families facing homelessness temporary shelter and case management services to regain stability. Our network of volunteers and host churches, including SMM, assist with serving families in need.
To assist or learn more, Visit: dcihn.org
Contact: Sue Fromhold
That Man is You
A Paradisus Dei program that addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social pressures with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive! Join anytime. Learn more at: TMIY.org
Contact: John Gill
MINISTRIES & SERVICES DIRECTORY
Above are only some of our many active groups, clubs, faith enrichment and ministry programs offered
at St. Mary Magdalen. Download a current Bulletin; visit our online Calendar; or click on our Event page to see more about upcoming classes and events. Click the link below for the Directory of Ministries, Services and Clubs currently offered at SMM.
Click link below for additional directory of our Ministries, Clubs and Organizations.